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. president obama -- he had about 20 slogans. together we win and so i think sometimes maybe some of the crispness goes out of it. but it's a good question. a guy like bob organ that we all know each writer for gerald ford. i suspect that he was actually a great asset to gerald ford and came up with some really great stuff. yes, ma'am? >> i think it's very interesting -- john woods said speak united states. could you talk about that? iraq sure. in upstate new york, we had very broken english at times. and he said he speak united states. [talking over each other] >> [inaudible] so we all speak the language that we created here. it was created by the president and the people who use the language. >> and the writers themselves. in doing this other book, i am drifting into another book that i started writing. but there is sometimes one of writer will just come up with something that nobody can understand. when at scott fitzgerald writes, they say what is a t-shirt? and he sort of made it up, meaning what was a shirt that he would just go on. but often writers and presidents will quote
for one another. >> president obama said this service they should be a symbol of how the nation can work together. they spent the day pending a bookshelf. the president says he knows that he is told now that bending down to paint kind of hurts. >> the president said he is ready for the inauguration. >> the theme of this year's inauguration is our people, our future. >> the city has been turned into a fortress, but the capital and security locked down. while there will not be as many people to look after roughly 800,000 people are expected. >> some 300 national guards members from virginia were sworn in today and will be on duty as soon as monday. 600 members of the virginia national guard will help with traffic, crowd management, and key indications. overall, 6000 national guard members will be on duty during the inauguration. >> a new edition will make its debut monday. the president's limo will have a d.c. license plate. house members went to the white house to direct the president to use the " taxation without representation" license plates. be sure to join us for the inauguration cov
. this is kind of the obama coalition, this is the new power in this country, of this coming together. >> i think we'll hear from far east movement. they played a role in the campaign, as well, if you will remember. >> far east movement was a hip-hop band that really gained a huge amount of grass roots, organic support for the president with a fantastic video called "for all". >> you see the nationals baseball team, the former -- late president, shall we say? >> this is the tradition at the nationals baseball game, to fill in our viewers. a big deal about this. teddy roosevelt, he never wins this race, always falls. but he did win in late last year, so that was a very big deal in washington, just to update you on what we're looking at. >> he did, but the nationals didn't. >> that is absolutely right. so hillary, we want you to tell us the story about the teen band, "mindless behavior." you said they first performed at the white house as a fill-in band. >> yes, they are teenagers, young african-american boys, created by a producer looking for a band. they came to the white house last year, not ver
and protestant and jewish and all together. [children chanting] [applause] >> i, barack obama, do solemnly swear. >> this weekend presidential inauguration as president obama begins his second term. the official swearing-in ceremony at the right house shortly before noon eastern. it begins with a look back at the president's inaugural address in 2009. other inaugural festivities including the capital luncheon in the parade will start at and be covered on monday on c-span. join the conversation on facebook and facebook.com/c-span and on twitter. >> next, scientific and government health officials discussed the economic impact of drought. researchers say that climate change will affect the magnitude and severity of future droughts. this is one hour. >> we now have had two very international events, one international and domestic. we are now going to move to a time that moves somewhat more slow, the issue of drought. we had a situation where we begin about one fifth of the situation of drought. by september, three fifths of the united states was in a situation of drought. from crops failed. estimat
's worse than it has been in living memory. there's more partisanship, more gridlock. >> president obama has done some great things. he hasn't brought the two sides together. he can point fingers at republicans, but what does he lack in not delivering cohesiveness? >> i think the president has done almost as well as he could. it's a miracle that he got obama care through this congress. with the partisanship and the gridlock in this congress to get something like that done -- >> he couldn't be doing more, though? >> you could, what, do more to try to socialize with members of the opposite party, but i feel -- in kt iffact i've been there -- i go to washington too often. and there is no longer any kind of trust between the parties. there is a lot 0 of distrust and it's not easy for a president to just snap his fingers and say, okay, everybody is going to be nice to each other. the republicans have said almost nothing but no. >> what's the biggest misconception about our economy? >> is that the did he haeficit biggest problem we face. the deficit is not the biggest problem we face. the bigg
williamsburg to decide what to do moving forward, president obama facing unhappy rumbling from parts of the democratic party, what can he do to keep them together? our brain trust is here on inauguration weekend, we are paying them overtime, or special time, whatever it is. they will join us on the other side of the break. [ other merv ] welcome back to the cleaning games. let's get a recap, merv. [ merv ] thanks, other merv. mr. clean magic eraser extra power was three times faster on permanent marker. elsewhere against dirt, it was a sweep, with scuffed sports equipment... had it coming. grungy phones... oh! super dirty! and grimy car rims... wow! that really works! ...all taking losses. it looks like mr. clean has won everything. the cleaning games are finished? and so are we. okay, but i just took a mortgage out on the cabinet. [ male announcer ] clean more, work less, with the mr. clean magic eraser extra power. [ male announcer ] clean more, work less, we asked total strangers to watch it for us. thank you so much. i appreciate it. i'll be right back. they didn't take a dime. h
together, the new >> organizing for action. >> even though the o is -- a lot of people think it's the o as for obama. >> this supporter, these lists all this act assists have no long ear campaign. they're giving them to agenda. these are the kind of people who live in the districts that the president has already won. what would be more effective is to try to figure out how do we do this? >> they try angling -- and to john's point this is a question for the president and i've had a blun -- does he want to spend his time worrying about mill legacy. now i'm going spend the next four cements the my legacy. or does he use it as an opportunity to point out, you knoll real yes cement the coalition. what's interesting with his mat, this week about their capacity to ever agree him baisley on anything. he's three row. you could imagine he's reaching out to the other side. this is written about -- gwen: he only has a second room before he goes, where are we are. >> we have a year 1/2 to push immigration, gun control things that will add to his legacy. he's got to focus on ample money. he has to ma
" columns. most presidents in their second term feel liberated and obama's staff has told some the national mainstream media that he too feels liberated not liberated to try to wring people together and liberated ld from partisanship. liberated to be more concentrational, more partisan. he can basically take the fight to the republicans and the conservatives and that his goal is to win the 2014 elections and return control of the house to the democrats. most second term presidents have a significantly less partisan and less confrontational attitude towards that they try to atracking poll. 49% for obama. 67% in the polls four years ago. 18 point decline from that. the way that he is operating is not designed to make him more popular and bring the country together. >> now, one of the people that is thought to be a competitor to the democrats in the next presidential election is governor chris christie of new jersey. recently the nra took out an add saying that president obama is a hypocrite because he sends his children to school protected by armed guards and that he doesn't want armed guards
together and raise taxes and cut entitlements and get a grand bargain to deal with the debt. that seems to be a lost opportunity. obama seems to be moving away from it, congress. they are going to get in these fractious squabbles over the debt ceiling but they are not going to deal with the essential problem in a meaningful way. >> i am reading robert carroll's book on lbj. jack kennedy, it looked like he was having the same problem with the congress. early on, lbj was having the same problem, that everything was being sidetracked. >> that is true. i would say this as far as what senator obama said in 2006, quoting mr. johnson. consistency is the hobgoblin of small minds. there was a different attitude, and we have raise the debt ceiling 70-plus times, the congress has voted to do it, and there has always been that sense of we are not going to vote to raise the other guys debt ceiling, but there was always the understanding that we would provide the votes in the final analysis. the president's party did that. right now you have a situation where the republican party is reduced to its lo
president obama to know, i feel like our country is divided. we need to come together as one. i get to talk to kids. the lady, the mother of that evil kid that shot those kids should have had enough common sense to think, hey, you know what i should be a responsible gun owner and take these guns and lock them out. out of the house and what i want people to remember is our flag is made out of the blood of patriots, do not give up your rights because when you give up your rights you're going to fight with blood to get the rights back. and that second amendment has given us every other amendment and as a sportsman, as a cop, guns are not the problem. we need to become a better country, need to become better parents and responsible. if we're responsible
. thank you so much. >>> big question is, can a divided country come together in president obama's second term? well, that is a very big question and that's ahead in our continuing coverage of inauguration weekend. >> but first, thousands of americans are traveling here to washington, d.c. from all around the country. a lot of them are behind us right here on this mau. our tom foreman meets one man making that journey. >> all across the nation by planes, trains and automobiles, the faithful are converging on the capital. from georgia, maurice madden made the journey last time to see barack obama take the oath. now it will cost him about $3,000 and a couple of days vacation, but he's going again. >> i knew on the night that he was re-elected, as president of the united states, that i wanted to return to washington to be part of this celebration. >> the president elect of the united states, barack h. obama. >> the last inauguration saw 1.million americans witnessing this quadrennial moment. this year the crowds are not expected to be as big. >> welcome back. >> but still enough to feel hote
. >> the inauguration is a celebration of the moment when the u.s. comes together to mark the peaceful end to an election were sometimes the peaceful transition of power. from the moment he is sworn in, the clock begins ticking on barack obama, out with his final term as his legacy. >>> lance armstrong has denied there was an effort made to bribe the u.s. anti-dumping agency that said it had been offered a quarter million dollar donation, but as he tries to look forward, the man who was stripped of his seven tour de france title hopes that his competitive deep banned from the sport will be lifted in the future. >> superficially, the sport of cycling will continue as normal, with riders preparing in australia, but lance armstrong's actions have seen the sport hit rock bottom, and left behind a trail of broken lives. after formally admitting the truth, armstrong tried to say he was sorry and the second part of his interview with oprah winfrey. >> do i have remorse? absolutely. for me, this is just the first that. >> he was expected to try to show some emotion and use the platform for sympath
for that discussion. >>> and this is a look at president obama's official portrait for his second term. but even though first lady michelle obama isn't in the picture, she has the look that people are talking about. we'll explain. [ male announcer ] when these come together, and these come together, one thing you can depend on is that these will come together. delicious and wholesome. some combinations were just meant to be. tomato soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. with multiple lacerations to the wing and a fractured beak. surgery was successful, but he will be in a cast until it is fully healed, possibly several months. so, if the duck isn't able to work, how will he pay for his living expenses? aflac. like his rent and car payments? aflac. what about gas and groceries? aflac. cell phone? aflac, but i doubt he'll be using his phone for quite a while cause like i said, he has a fractured beak. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card at getwellduck.com. [ male announcer ] send the aflac duck a get-well card iimagine living your life withss less chronic low back
ago, president obama announced a 26 member jobs council as a way to get leaders and great business minds together to fix the jobs crisis. if 21 million americans still unemployed or underemployed, why hasn't this group held an official meeting in more than a year? good question. and for some answers let's bring in our political panel angela mcglowan, and a former chief of staff to joe manchin. it boggles the mind, the president with a jobs council the last year january, 2012. unemployment tad, angela and chris, 8.5% and now fallen to 7.8%, but while it's a good thing it's falling, there are till 21 million unemployed so unemployment has not fallen far enough. the light bulb has to go off. what progress is the job council making when creating more jobs? >> it's not made much progress and are we surprised that the president has not met with his jobs council in one year? this administration has been about political gesture, political manipulation, blame games, but what has really been done? kelly, remember in 2009 he appointed like 32 czar. we had an economic czar, a stimulus accounta
the military and came out and became a cop. what i want everybody to know and want president obama to know, i feel like our country is divided. we need to come together as one. i get to talk to kids. the lady, the mother of that evil kid that shot those kids should have had enough common sense to think, hey, you know what i should be a responsible gun owner and take these guns and lock them out. out of the house and what i want people to remember is our flag is made out of the blood of patriots, do not give up your rights because when you give up your rights you're going to fight with blood to get the rights back. and that second amendment has given us every other amendment and as a sportsman, as a cop, guns are not the problem. we need to become a better country, need to become better parents and responsible. if we're responsible americans, human beings with our case, this country with be greater. >> i want to apologize we didn't get to hear from everybody tonight. i promise we will bring you back. it's sad a lot of media outlets won't give both sides to this debate. thanks, that's all the t
. >> then tomorrow, president obama and vice president biden are officially sworn in for their second terms. the ceremony happens monday. >> crews are still putting together the final preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting off with nbc's daniel lee. she's live on the mall with more now. good morning, danielle. >> reporter: good morning. in just hours, thousands of people will be coming to the national mall here. many will be coming to tsee the memoria memorials, but they're also going to a tent that's been put up in honor of the national day of service. the crowds have arrived packed for a party. >> this is one of my bucket list experiences. >> reporter: tiffany grimes thrflew in from atlanta. her first stop was the national mall. >> over 200,000 people sign up nationwide. >> reporter: amelia is attending. she's here from new orleans. like four years ago, president obama has asked people nationwide to join his family and celebrate by serving. this year the president's request is especially timely. it's just the second time inauguration has coincided with the
, is political. it's not economic. right now, congress is obviously very divided. they're not working together. they're going to have to, if they want to, for instance, raise the debt ceiling and avoid a financial crisis. the question is, can barack obama do a better job of helping them do that because there's been a lot of complaints in congress that he hasn't been leading. he has even offended members of congress by applying they're not doing their job. so i think there's this political question that's overlaid this very thorny economic question. >> will the leadership of this president make a difference? will he have to lead differently than he did in the first time? >> he does and i think he has already learned how to. he has shown a learning curving, the way he has framed the debt ceiling debate saying he will not let america be held hostage in these negotiations. that's one of the real key questions of a second term. can you go from lucky or good to good to great, is this. will the president really lead on debt? will he pull a nixon on china when it comes to debt and start leading on ent
obama participating in that earlier today, craig. >> kristen welker participating from 1600 pennsylvania avenue. thanks, appreciate that. nbc's senior political editor mark murray joining me now. mark, a part of this recent poll put together by nbc news and "the wall street journal," it finds that just 35% of adults believe this country is headed in the right direction and that's down six points from last month and more than seven in ten people are dissatisfied with the present state of the economy. 60% believe we have hard times ahead. president obama swept into office, four years ago in the waive of hope, but it it seems to show that things have soured and it seems more like cope rather than hope. what happened? >> this is a different environment than it was four years ago, craig and a couple of points. president bush does come into a success term in the strong political position. his approval readings is 52% and the second-term agenda items like gun control as well as immigration and you mentioned those attitudes about the direction of the country and about the economy and this is an
work with democrats controlling both the house and for two years the senate, why can't president obama, a democrat, achieve more with republicans who control the house and his democrats who control the senate? >> there's a lot of myth about tip o'neal and ronald reagan working together. they did not. >> you saw the picture. >> they did not. look, in reagan's first term, you know who he worked with? he had a republican senate by ten votes and he had a democratic house that had 40 guys in it called blue dog democrats and danny of chicago. these are the guys he worked with on his economic package. i went into the white house in 1985, john. reagan had won 49 states and they beat him again and again on contra aid. he fought for it. he finally got that through. we had to fight to get the missile through. >> what's the point? >> the point is when the democrats took over the senate, they not only borked ronald bork, they almost got ronald reagan, attempted to impeach him. we had democrats we could work with. >> i'm saying that all things considered, he had remarkable success in dealing with de
will obama -- what will be the big theme of this? most inaugurals have the theme of unity. that's always been something that obama has talked about. >> something inspirational. >> something inspirational. a call to bring politicians together. you can almost guarantee that that will be a part of it. >> speaking of unity, how do you expect the president in his second term -- he's coming out more aggressive. >> yeah. >> how do you expect him to did with congress? he has a lot of big, heavy legislation that he's talking about, guns and -- and of course the debt ceiling. all kinds of stuff going on. >> you know, it's an unusual thing. we had an election, and then immediately we had some fierce partisan combat because of the fiscal cliff deadlines. usually you have a period where everyone kind of goes home after the election, then they come back in january. we didn't have that. so things are hot right now in washington. and, you know, frankly, the lesson of the december congressional session does not give one a lot of optimism going forward. it's going to be hand-to-hand combat where stuff only get
. a preview of monday's big celebration for president obama in washington. and part two of lance armstrong's interview with oprah. f ♪ we were skipping stones and letting go ♪ ♪ over the river and down the road ♪ [ female announcer ] at nature valley, we know nature comes together in amazing ways. that's why we bring together natural ingredients, like dark chocolate with toasted oats, or sweet golden honey. perfect combinations of nature's delicious ingredients, from nature valley. ♪ ♪ i was thinking that i hope this never ends ♪ [ female announcer ] nature valley granola bars, nature at its most delicious. trying to find a better job can likbe frustrating.gs, so at university of phoenix we're working with a growing list of almost two thousand corporate partners - companies like microsoft, american red cross and adobe - to create options for you. not only that, we're using what we learn from these partners to shape our curriculum, so that when you find the job you want you'll be a perfect fit. let's get to work. >> today the president and first lady are participating in a com
to acknowledge that the time is now for a balanced approach that keeps families together, that addresses the other points that i mentioned as well. >> can the coalition of blacks, latinos, and other communities sustain the obama campaign? are we looking at a true shift in the rhetorical landscape? >> i will let the pundits -- i will punt that one. i do not want to talk about the campaigns as much. i will say this quickly. i think what we saw was a seminal shift in the electorate. and if the republicans don't go to the center, they continue to be dominated by the far right, you're going see them lose more and more. -- you didn't mention young people at the end of the question, young people, blacks, asians, latinos, women. at some point it does not look good for them. i prefer focusing on this immigration issue, if i could
was simply build upon the victories, limited victories in birmingham, but wanted to come together to validate what had been achieved but also to raise the national conscience. i think of birmingham, alabama, very much like obama -- president obama is dealing with the question of gun violence and so forth. and it's because of dr. king, he raised the question to the nation. we are a nation better than this. >> and that was right here on this mall. wh what does the timing mean to you? certainly just before we came out of the commercial break. dr. king would have turned 84 on monday. certainly some interesting timing here as well. >> yeah. he was two years older than me. i just turned 82 the week before. what it really -- what it really means, the confluence of the commemoration of his 84th birthday and the president's second inaugural, i see the power wheel between what brought dr. king to prominence in birmingham, alabama, in which he sought to raise the conscien conscienceness of the nation against segregation. and on the 15th of september, four little girls lost their lives in the bombing of
was a delegate for the gentleman that ran against president obama and i think i got the message because there is a clear mandate. but it's about working together, doing the right thing for america. if you want the american dream, give them a chance and particularly, love the streamers who work so hard to want to contribute to the u.s. economy. that's what it's about. the time is [speaking in spanish] this is the time. people want the american dream and work for it, why not. this is america, the land of dreams, where dreams come true. god bless you, thank you. [applause] >> next step, a visitor from new mexico, grew up in albuquerque miso make a lot of trips to new mexico. people in new mexico have a special place in the heart. but mayor ken miyagishima is coming back. he's a repeat guest here from las cruces, new mexico and among other things, last crusade has given us the assistant secretary of commerce has been working so much as a partner with us and others in furthering the relationship between the u.s. and mexico, so thanks for help being giving us. he's been mayor since 2007 and i
in a positive way, saying this is the right thing. it's absolutely important for president obama. it's the right time to make those comments. >> mayor, occasionally a nice, good policy and good politics come together in the right time and that's exactly what's going on with immigration reform. it's been a very public policy for a long time. now the politics seem to be coming at the rate on that. it is imperative that the president of the united states make a clear case for a comprehensive approach them a clear case that he needs to be done now, no delays. i hope and pray in the republican response thereafter his speech, they make the case for comprehensive immigration reform needs to be done and done now. most of the members know a bipartisan way that its time in the american people demand it and it's time to get the job done. >> if i could decide something. the mandate is very clear. latinas state-of-the-art integral part in the election and people went out to though. >> any other additional comments? >> i would agree with the comments that have been made. but i also would ask congress and the
they have failed as we have not been able to bring democrats, republicans together to get it done. guest: you are correct. but obama was referring to the early negotiations, which is what he had been critical of hillary clinton for. that he was cutting a deal with the pharmaceutical industry. those negotiations were behind closed doors and a lobbyist and key players from the healthcare industry. that was the part that he was referring to. that was definitely a promise that was roped in. -- that was broken. so much of the negotiations in congress occurred behind closed doors. they have opportunities were some of that comes out in the open. i can tell you that it does not all out in the open. host: some other top promises that that was looked out by president obama or candidates involve the war in a raciraq, cg click on mowbray. --autonomous -- guantanamo bay. let's take a look. >>these consultations are now complete. i have chosen a timeline the combat brigades of 80 months. our common mission will regain. it was long hair with the canada before the war. the promise that we rated was he w
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